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North American Rainforest Caribou to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
January 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
the North American rainforest caribou to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
In WRI’s Red Barn on Wednesday, January 25th, wildlife expert, author, photographer, and tracker David Moskowitz shares from his book Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope. In a North American rainforest that few people know exists, about a dozen dwindling herds of mountain caribou are struggling to survive –in the US herd, fewer than twenty of these shy animals remain.
This iconic ungulate, identified as an “umbrella species” by conservationists (protecting their habitat contributes to the preservation of a variety of species sharing the same delicate ecosystem) are some of the last of the great caribou herds that once roamed throughout the northern US. Moskowitz’ book provides examples of shifting challenges and tactics for wildlife and mountain caribou conservation in the twenty-first century. While the topics are at times wrenching and even contentious, Moskowitz tells us that opportunities to engage effective solutions still exist. In Caribou Rainforest, the author searches for lessons that can turn despair into hope and stories that can become the inspiration for committed change.
The author of three books, David Moskowitz has contributed his technical expertise focusing on tracking and other non-invasive methods to study wildlife ecology, to a wide variety of regional studies, as well as in the Canadian and US Rocky Mountains. To promote conservation, he helped establish the Cascade Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for, and monitor, rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades and other Northwest wildlands.
“Dave is an adventurer with a heart connected to all things wild, so when he is presenting he takes you on a kind of thoughtful journey, leaving your spirit brightened by the beauty in his photographs, joyful from the comedy in his stories, and satiated with his insights in natural history.” —Erik Kingfisher, Jefferson Land Trust, Port Townsend, WA
Doors open at 6:30PM with presentations beginning at 7PM. Admission is by donation.
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street in Leavenworth. www.wenatcheeriverinstitute.org